2017 USASF YOUNG ATHLETE SCHOLARS ANNOUNCED
The United States All Star Federation (USASF) has announced the 2017 USASF Young Athlete Scholars, with five scholarships awarded. Each of these athletes show outstanding academic achievement, All Star cheer or dance talent, and have made important leadership contributions to their program and the All Star community.
Gena Evans, USASF Director of Scholarships said, "The Young Athlete Scholar recognizes all-round excellence. We are thrilled with the caliber of the applicants, representing high standards for the All Star community. It is inspirational to see such incredible athletes developing in All Star programs nationwide. We are grateful to our Headline Sponsor, CheerSounds and the many other USASF Affiliate Members who continue to support this program."
Gena also explained that applicants' scores are based on their Leadership Service Project, performance video, coach's recommendation and academics. The 2017 Leadership Service Project focused on promoting and improving healthy eating habits of athletes within the applicant's program. In addition to planning and executing the project, applicants demonstrated their public relations skills by creating ways to promote the positive life benefits of All Star cheer and dance.
The Young Athlete Scholar recipients are:
|Mele Maikalani McAlister||Taylor Roach||Sawyer Turnage Clinton||Raven Vanderpool||Kelsey Witmer|
|Cheergyms.com||Crush Athletics||Elite Vipers||Storm Athletics
Scholarships are sent to the recipient’s All Star program to be used for costs related to travel, competitions and uniforms/costumes.
This scholarship is open to any USASF member athlete between the ages of 9-18 as of August 31, 2017 who participates at a USASF member program. Applicants must maintain a 3.0 GPA for the current grading period, demonstrate they are well rounded, and be able to provide support recommendations of achievements. Athletes are eligible to apply for only one USASF scholarship per season. Applications for the 2018 scholarships must be submitted to USASF by March 1, 2018.
2016 YOUNG ATHLETE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
|Chloe Strohfeldt||Riley Rosenberger||Allyssa Rueth||Lauren Medcalf|
Dance and Cheer
|Energizers Dance Team
|Connect Cheer NW
|Jordan Ickes||Riley Howell||Caelyn Nikoloff|
New Smyrna Beach, FL
|Thank you to our Young Athlete Scholarship Sponsors|